Occupation authorities demolish 3 apartments and a warehouse in Silwan and Jabal Al-Mukabber
February 12, 2019

The occupation’s bulldozers demolished on Tuesday three apartments and a warehouse in the villages of Jabal Al-Mukabber and Silwan, without prior warning and under the pretext of building without a permit.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that the occupation’s bulldozers demolished two 180-square-meter "second floor" apartments in the village of Silwan, in addition to a 60-square-meter warehouse belonging to Jamal Idkeidek.

In the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber, the bulldozers demolished a 130-square-meter apartment belonging to Feryal Ja'abees.

The information center said that the occupation forces besieged the apartments and deployed in the roads leading to them, and closed the area during the implementation of the demolition.

Ja’abees family explained to the center that the bulldozers demolished the house despite the decision to "postpone the demolition" for the next month, where the owner was surprised by the storming and demolition, knowing that she lived there for about 7 months.

Ali Ja’abees said that 7 people lived in the house. His relative, Feryal, built it a year and a half ago to provide shelter for her and her family due to the high cost of housing in Jerusalem. After the demolition decision, she went to the municipality and the courts and was able to postpone the demolition in an attempt to license it.

In the village of Silwan, the bulldozers demolished the apartments and the warehouse. Jamal Idkeidek explained that the building has been in place for 6 months. In early 2019, the municipality summoned him under the pretext of building without a permit, and his lawyer was able to freeze the demolition order, given that I had to demolish the front of the building and started the licensing procedures.

He explained that he had begun the demolition of the front in the last few days, and was unable to complete the demolition, because of the harassment against workers and arresting them.